The Patrol Division of the Middletown Township Police Department is the backbone of the department, and is the largest and most visible division in the police department. Patrol responds to approximately 38,000 calls for service in 2019. They range from relatively basic calls all the way to serious crimes. Officers in the patrol division respond to 911 calls and are also engaged in proactive crime prevention.
Approximately 80% of the Patrol Division has completed a 40 hour training course on Crisis Intervention Training. Crisis Intervention Training provides evaluations and resource management of community members experiencing a mental health crisis.
The majority of arrests and traffic citations are made by members of the Patrol Division. The Patrol Division is involved in day to day community engagement and interaction and also participates in all of the MTPD community programs, such as National Night Out, Coffee with a Cop, Public Safety Day and more.
Several specialty units originate from or directly supplement patrol, such as our ATV unit, Bike Patrol, and our K9 unit.